Thursday, April 24, 2008

Southpoint Park: Paths Not Taken - UNIS

Apparently one alternative use considered for the land at Southpoint Park was to build the United Nations International School at the site. The school eventually settled at the FDR Drive and about 24th Street.
Just imagine if that had happened we would not be having all the discussion of who is for or against the current Louis Kahn designed FDR Memorial.


  1. Wow! your blog is very interesting. Good work.

  2. Great article. Thanks for sharing.

    The southern end of Roosevelt Island, including the hospital site, would be an ideal location for a world class educational institution. All the schools in the City need more space and it would help weave Roosevelt Island into the fabric of the larger communty of New York City. What the Child School brings to the middle of the Island in terms of energy, community service and bringing people to the Island, should be replicated on the southern end.